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  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 8:00AM - 6:00PM CDT Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale

    The sale is taking place earlier than in previous years, due to the construction at Lambeau Field and the work that the Pro Shop team must complete in preparation for the new store, which will open this summer. Visitors to Lambeau Field should enter the Atrium through the Oneida Nation Gate. Parking is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate, which can be accessed off Oneida Street and Lombardi Avenue.

    The sale will feature the traditional mix of Pro Shop items greatly reduced in price and other special purchases.

    The team’s football operations staff also has provided Packers team apparel no longer in use, including a large assortment of t-shirts, shorts, jackets, jerseys and pants. Some items are practice-worn gear not normally available in the Pro Shop.

    The tent sale began in 1994 in the parking lot outside the former Pro Shop on the north end of Lambeau Field and grew into a popular event. Now in its 11th year in the Atrium, the tent sale also was held in the west side stadium concourse in previous years.

     
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    The 17th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Don Hutson Center with sessions ranging from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic gives members ages 5-14 years old the opportunity to practice football skills and drills with other Packers backers and a few up-and-coming Packers players.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to come and watch their child/ren participate in the clinic. 

    Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:

    • Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 – 11 to 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 3 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.


    The event will be held inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers indoor practice facility. Parking for the event is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate.  

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic is a member’s only event and will have a registration fee of $5.

    Deadline to register:

    • New Members – May 11, 2014
    • Current Members – May 18, 2014


    To sign up to become a member of the Junior Power Pack and receive an invitation to the clinic fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp.

     
  • Sat., Jun. 14, 2014 2:30PM CDT Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer

    The eleventh annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer motorcycle ride will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The ride will start at Vandervest Harley-Davidson (1966 Velp Avenue, Green Bay) and will make a fun-filled stop at the Seymour Fireman's Picnic, held at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds in Seymour.

    Ride Day Schedule

    • 9-10:30 am: Registration at Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Geen Bay
    • 11 am: Depart Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Green Bay
    • 12 pm: Arrive in Seymour. Enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and a short program.
    • 2:30 pm: Party kicks off at the new South Endzone Festival Foods MVP Deck at Lambeau Field! Guests can access the space by way of the Shopko Gate. See the field and enjoy the atmosphere from this beautiful indoor/outdoor space newly opened and accessed by very few. The party will include silent and live auction, food, beverages, music and merchandise available for purchase.


    More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/

     

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Next five will position Packers for playoffs run

Posted Oct 4, 2012


Mike McCarthy said the next five games are going to tell us a lot about this year’s Packers. What might they tell us?

For starters, the next five games will tell us how the Packers will be positioned for their stretch run, a seven-game finishing schedule that’ll include five games against NFC North opponents. The next five will also tell us about this team’s ability to play on the road, because that’s where the next three are.

Aside from that, the Packers would seem to be entering a favorable stretch of schedule. Most of the “experts” would expect the Packers to head into their bye week a hot team positioned to make a move on the playoffs. Ultimately, that’s what the next five games are going to determine.

Will the Packers continue to improve on defense? At the same time a year ago, the Packers defense was in decline. That would seem to be the greatest difference between this year’s and last year’s teams.

Has the offense turned a corner and is beginning to ease back into the rhythm it enjoyed for nearly all of last season? Will this offense achieve balance between run and pass? It didn’t do that a year ago and opponents began disregarding the run and tilting their games heavily toward the pass late in the season.

The next opponent for the Packers is a Colts team with a rookie quarterback and a heavy heart for the leave of absence its coach, Chuck Pagano, had to begin this week when it was revealed that Pagano is facing a battle against leukemia. Will that news be a distraction or a motivation to the young Colts? That would seem to be the No. 1 storyline this week.

From the Packers’ perspective, this Sunday’s game is a chance to top the .500 mark for the first time this season. This is a chance to get into the black and get on a roll. That’s what the next five games are going to determine. Will the Packers be on a roll when they head into their division schedule?

Here are 10 things the Packers have to do to beat the Colts.

1. Turn it up a notch—Young teams with rookie quarterbacks can be fragile. Don’t let them hang around.

2. Create turnovers—The Packers have only created four turnovers in four games. That’s the next step for this defense: Take the ball away.

3. Protect the quarterback—Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis can take over a game; they still have that kind of ability. They are the veteran stars of a team in rebuilding.

4. Keep running the ball—It offers several advantages, beginning with making Freeney and Mathis play the run instead of rushing the passer. It also shows an attempt at balance, which will be on tape for future opponents to see.

5. Close the roof—The Packers are on a five-game dome winning streak.

6. Pressure Luck—Andrew Luck has a Stanford pedigree, but he’s still a rookie quarterback and a strong pass rush is the best way of rushing him into bad decisions.

7. Match their motivation—The Colts will want to win this one for their coach. They’ll have an emotional edge.

8. Pay attention to Wayne—Reggie Wayne has 23 catches in three games. Luck looks to him.

9. Attack!—The Colts have injuries at cornerback.

10. Please your fans—They will be there.

Additional coverage - Oct. 4
 
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